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“I see an opportunity with every patient to make a difference in their lives.”

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Nurse Practitioner Joy Hessel has an upbeat, positive attitude that she brings to her job at Lake Hallie Center. Her goal is simple: Joy likes to bring joy to patients, promote a smile and steer them toward a healthier life.

“I enjoy working with individuals of all ages,” Joy said. “Family practice allows me to care for infants to geriatric patients and focus on prevention and management of acute and chronic conditions.”

After working at the Cadott Center for nearly six years, Joy is now closer to home as she’s lived in rural Chippewa Falls her entire life. Coming from a rural community, Joy can relate to her patients and knows the resources available to assist in health promotion.

Previously, Joy worked in critical care nursing and orthopedics, and has experience in oncology, medical surgery and cardiovascular care. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 2010. She enjoys offering women’s health services in Lake Hallie.

“Many women feel more comfortable discussing personal health concerns with a female provider,” she said. “I’m happy to provide that to this community.”

Joy joined Marshfield Clinic because of its reputation for providing exceptional medical care in rural settings. Her hobbies are in sync with her Lake Hallie area patients, and include deer hunting, fishing, quilting, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband, Joshua, have one child, a daughter named Grace.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Professional Societies
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

    Board Certifications
    Family Nurse Practitioner: 2010

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

    Areas of Interest
    Family Practice, Primary Care Medicine, and Orthopedics.

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (135 ratings, 24 comments)
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.9
Provider concern for my questions
4.9
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.8
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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December 28, 2021
Joy Hessel is the best. She listens and is very concerned and cares. I even look forward to seeing her no matter what my problem is.
January 5, 2022
Joy Hessel offered many options in my plan of care.
January 6, 2022
I appreciate Joy!
January 21, 2022
I always feel Dr. Hessel gives my appt. time but she keeps it moving I feel so satisfied she covered everything.
February 25, 2022
Joy Hessel and her nurse were both amazing. Thorough and took time for me and my concerns.
March 18, 2022
Excellent provider. Excellent service.
March 24, 2022
Joy listens carefully then asks what course of action I might like to take.
May 9, 2022
Good
May 10, 2022
Joy is AMAZING, she uses her ears more than her mouth and is exactly the type of down to earth health-care provider I've been searching for.
May 17, 2022
Very good.
June 27, 2022
Joy Hessel is awesome.
July 29, 2022
Joy Hessel is excellent.
August 9, 2022
Love Joy, She is very professional and very thorough.
August 16, 2022
Dr. Joy Hessel is the best. I wouldn't want to see any one else.
August 22, 2022
I really like Joy Hessel NP. She is down to earth and respectful of patients choices for care.
August 31, 2022
Joy hessel is amazing! She cares about me and makes suggestions, asks questions and takes time to listen.
September 12, 2022
I have recommended Joy Hessel to others. She always treats me good. She is the best provider ever.
October 10, 2022
Very pleasant person to work with.
October 27, 2022
I came in for a referral and got it, she also prescribed a medication that helped.
December 20, 2022
When I told her about my problem she wanted to get to the bottom of it right away.
December 22, 2022
All went well!!
March 2, 2022
Joy is always wonderful about wanting to find root causes rather than medicating symptoms and knows I will work harder on a natural approach rather than medicating and helps me do that.
December 5, 2022
My initial appt w/my care provider was cancelled - I had to wait an additional month to get in.
June 22, 2022
I was not given an explanation of test results.
June 22, 2022
I was not given an explanation of test results.
December 5, 2022
My initial appt w/my care provider was cancelled - I had to wait an additional month to get in.
March 2, 2022
Joy is always wonderful about wanting to find root causes rather than medicating symptoms and knows I will work harder on a natural approach rather than medicating and helps me do that.
December 28, 2021
Joy Hessel is the best. She listens and is very concerned and cares. I even look forward to seeing her no matter what my problem is.
January 5, 2022
Joy Hessel offered many options in my plan of care.
January 6, 2022
I appreciate Joy!
January 21, 2022
I always feel Dr. Hessel gives my appt. time but she keeps it moving I feel so satisfied she covered everything.
February 25, 2022
Joy Hessel and her nurse were both amazing. Thorough and took time for me and my concerns.
March 18, 2022
Excellent provider. Excellent service.
March 24, 2022
Joy listens carefully then asks what course of action I might like to take.
May 9, 2022
Good
May 10, 2022
Joy is AMAZING, she uses her ears more than her mouth and is exactly the type of down to earth health-care provider I've been searching for.
May 17, 2022
Very good.
June 27, 2022
Joy Hessel is awesome.
July 29, 2022
Joy Hessel is excellent.
August 9, 2022
Love Joy, She is very professional and very thorough.
August 16, 2022
Dr. Joy Hessel is the best. I wouldn't want to see any one else.
August 22, 2022
I really like Joy Hessel NP. She is down to earth and respectful of patients choices for care.
August 31, 2022
Joy hessel is amazing! She cares about me and makes suggestions, asks questions and takes time to listen.
September 12, 2022
I have recommended Joy Hessel to others. She always treats me good. She is the best provider ever.
October 10, 2022
Very pleasant person to work with.
October 27, 2022
I came in for a referral and got it, she also prescribed a medication that helped.
December 20, 2022
When I told her about my problem she wanted to get to the bottom of it right away.
December 22, 2022
All went well!!
December 28, 2021
Joy Hessel is the best. She listens and is very concerned and cares. I even look forward to seeing her no matter what my problem is.
January 5, 2022
Joy Hessel offered many options in my plan of care.
January 6, 2022
I appreciate Joy!
January 21, 2022
I always feel Dr. Hessel gives my appt. time but she keeps it moving I feel so satisfied she covered everything.
February 25, 2022
Joy Hessel and her nurse were both amazing. Thorough and took time for me and my concerns.
March 2, 2022
Joy is always wonderful about wanting to find root causes rather than medicating symptoms and knows I will work harder on a natural approach rather than medicating and helps me do that.
March 18, 2022
Excellent provider. Excellent service.
March 24, 2022
Joy listens carefully then asks what course of action I might like to take.
May 9, 2022
Good
May 10, 2022
Joy is AMAZING, she uses her ears more than her mouth and is exactly the type of down to earth health-care provider I've been searching for.
May 17, 2022
Very good.
June 22, 2022
I was not given an explanation of test results.
June 27, 2022
Joy Hessel is awesome.
July 29, 2022
Joy Hessel is excellent.
August 9, 2022
Love Joy, She is very professional and very thorough.
August 16, 2022
Dr. Joy Hessel is the best. I wouldn't want to see any one else.
August 22, 2022
I really like Joy Hessel NP. She is down to earth and respectful of patients choices for care.
August 31, 2022
Joy hessel is amazing! She cares about me and makes suggestions, asks questions and takes time to listen.
September 12, 2022
I have recommended Joy Hessel to others. She always treats me good. She is the best provider ever.
October 10, 2022
Very pleasant person to work with.
October 27, 2022
I came in for a referral and got it, she also prescribed a medication that helped.
December 5, 2022
My initial appt w/my care provider was cancelled - I had to wait an additional month to get in.
December 20, 2022
When I told her about my problem she wanted to get to the bottom of it right away.
December 22, 2022
All went well!!
December 22, 2022
All went well!!
December 20, 2022
When I told her about my problem she wanted to get to the bottom of it right away.
December 5, 2022
My initial appt w/my care provider was cancelled - I had to wait an additional month to get in.
October 27, 2022
I came in for a referral and got it, she also prescribed a medication that helped.
October 10, 2022
Very pleasant person to work with.
September 12, 2022
I have recommended Joy Hessel to others. She always treats me good. She is the best provider ever.
August 31, 2022
Joy hessel is amazing! She cares about me and makes suggestions, asks questions and takes time to listen.
August 22, 2022
I really like Joy Hessel NP. She is down to earth and respectful of patients choices for care.
August 16, 2022
Dr. Joy Hessel is the best. I wouldn't want to see any one else.
August 9, 2022
Love Joy, She is very professional and very thorough.
July 29, 2022
Joy Hessel is excellent.
June 27, 2022
Joy Hessel is awesome.
June 22, 2022
I was not given an explanation of test results.
May 17, 2022
Very good.
May 10, 2022
Joy is AMAZING, she uses her ears more than her mouth and is exactly the type of down to earth health-care provider I've been searching for.
May 9, 2022
Good
March 24, 2022
Joy listens carefully then asks what course of action I might like to take.
March 18, 2022
Excellent provider. Excellent service.
March 2, 2022
Joy is always wonderful about wanting to find root causes rather than medicating symptoms and knows I will work harder on a natural approach rather than medicating and helps me do that.
February 25, 2022
Joy Hessel and her nurse were both amazing. Thorough and took time for me and my concerns.
January 21, 2022
I always feel Dr. Hessel gives my appt. time but she keeps it moving I feel so satisfied she covered everything.
January 6, 2022
I appreciate Joy!
January 5, 2022
Joy Hessel offered many options in my plan of care.
December 28, 2021
Joy Hessel is the best. She listens and is very concerned and cares. I even look forward to seeing her no matter what my problem is.

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